Humane Society To Hold Barn Cat Boogie, Strut Your Mutt

OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. the Oswego County Humane Society will hold its Barn Cat Boogie in “the barn” at Fallbrook Recreation Center, 103 Thompson Road, Oswego.

Guests will enjoy a barbecue picnic dinner, music by Jammin Beats, dancing, raffles, a silent auction and a bonfire in the meadow.

The cost per person is $35 or $65 per couple.

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The Humane Society’s mascots, Porky and Buddy, practice with some young friends for Strut Your Mutt.

Reservations can be made by calling 315-207-1070 or online at

The next day, the 16th, Strut Your Mutt, the Humane Society’s annual 5K run or walk and 1 mile family walk will take place in the same location from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for this event is free, but pre-registration by calling the office at 207-1070 or online at is much appreciated.

In addition to the run and walk, there will be children’s activities and games, face painting, an airhop inflatable, a balloon lady, pet contests and pet demonstrations and a kids only silent auction.

A picnic lunch will also be provided.

Participants are encouraged to raise funds for the Humane Society by finding sponsors and they can earn prizes such as race shirts, dog and cat prints, admission to the Barn Cat Boogie, and entry into a drawing for a $100 raffle basket depending on the amount they raise.

For more information go to or call the office at 201-1070.

Lee Maniccia president of the Humane Society said, “We decided to combine these two
events in one weekend because they help us raise awareness of the importance of pet ownership in very different ways. At the Barn Cat Boogie we party with the party animals, and at Strut Your Mutt we play with the animals! Both events are fun and vitally important to our efforts to raise funds for operating our programs.”

The events are supported by a number of local sponsors to date: Alliance Bank, Eagle Beverage Corp., the Oswego Printing Company, Oswego County Bookkeeping, the Shanley Law Offices, Village Dental of Central Square, University Chiropractic, and Longley Bros. Inc.

More sponsors are always welcome and can donate online at